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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Checking selector mechanism

The starter must not operate in the selector lever positions “R”, “D” and “S” and in the Tiptronic position.
On right-hand drive vehicles, the starter must operate in selector lever positions “P” and “N” only when the button in the selector lever handle is not pressed.
Over 5 km/h:
When the selector lever is shifted to “N”, the selector lever lock solenoid must not lock the selector lever. Selector lever can be shifted back into a driving range.
Under 5 km/h:
When the selector lever is shifted to “N”, the selector lever lock solenoid must lock the selector lever only after ca 1 second. Selector lever cannot be shifted out of “N” position until brake pedal is depressed.
Selector lever in “P” position and ignition switched on
 
Brake pedal not depressed:
Selector lever is locked and cannot be shifted out of “P” position when the button is pressed. Solenoid for selector lever lock blocks selector lever.
Brake pedal is depressed:
Solenoid for selector lever lock releases selector lever. It is possible to shift into a driving gear. Slowly shift selector lever from “P” through to “S”, checking whether selector lever position in dash panel insert corresponds to selector lever position.
Selector lever in “N” position and ignition switched on
Brake pedal not depressed:
Selector lever is locked and cannot be shifted out of “N” position with the push button pressed. Solenoid for selector lever lock blocks selector lever.
Brake pedal is depressed:
Solenoid for selector lever lock releases selector lever. It is possible to shift into a driving gear.
Selector lever in position “Tiptronic”
Shift selector lever into Tiptronic gate.
The illumination of the “D” symbol in the selector mechanism cover must go out. “+” and “-” symbols must light up.
When the selector lever is shifted into the Tiptronic gate, the selector lever position display in the dash panel insert must change from “P R N D S” to “6 5 4 3 2 1”.
Ignition and light switched on
The respective symbol in the shift mechanism cover lights up.
Selector lever position display
Simultaneous illumination of all selector lever position display segments indicates gearbox emergency running mode.
   
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